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Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
Genesis 12:1-17:27: Abraham, the original ordinary Joe
What Noah and his brood can teach us about the upcoming election
Why making stuff up is getting us down
The grand legacy of Yizkor books
A new book gets to the bottom of what we put on our feet
A new school in Germany promises cantors for Europe
A writer’s best hope is to articulate woe and avoid killing too many frogs
Cries of antipathy and prayer collide at the Western Wall
A family blurs the borders between religion, superstition, and OCD
At what point does one decide between one’s family and one’s beliefs?
Danya Ruttenberg spent years wrestling with religion. Today she’s a rabbi.
A burial society’s life lessons
Why an Orthodox novelist shuns Orthodox publishers
In a new documentary, the circumcision debate comes to a head
A forgotten synagogue in a defunct prison is brought to light
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Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
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The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past